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Axel Hefer new CEO of Tipico

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Tipico Group, the leading German sports betting provider, appoints Axel Hefer as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Axel Hefer, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Tipico, succeeds Joachim Baca. After eight successful years at the helm of the company, Joachim Baca takes over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Under Joachim Baca’s leadership, Tipico has become the undisputed market leader for sports betting in Germany. At the same time the company has established itself as an innovative tech company, setting new standards in terms of product and technology. During this period, Tipico not only experienced strong growth but also developed a recognized brand, implemented modern compliance structures, and was one of the first providers to receive the German sports betting license. Moreover, the company was able to strengthen consumer protection – based on a scientifically sound player protection concept.

As the new CEO, Axel Hefer aims to further enhance Tipico’s product excellence and technology leadership and further drive innovation  to further strengthen Tipico Group’s market-leading position and foster further sustainable growth in a rapidly evolving market environment.

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Daniel Pindur, Managing Partner of CVC and former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tipico Group, said, “Over the past eight years, Joachim has done a remarkable job in advancing the development  of Tipico and establishing it as an international sports betting and technology company. We are grateful for his outstanding contributions and are pleased that he will continue to play a key role as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. At the same time, we are delighted to have Axel as an experienced strategist and manager on board with Tipico. In his role as COO, Axel has proven he has the capabilities and vision to continue Tipico’s successful trajectory. We look forward to working together.”

Axel Hefer, CEO of Tipico Group, said, ”In recent years, Tipico has evolved from a startup to the definitive market and technology leader in sports betting in Germany. I am eager to continue this success story with the Tipico team and the owners. Together we are committed to providing sports fans with the best and most secure betting experience, extending our market leadership, and achieving additional sustainable growth.”

Joachim Baca, outgoing CEO and incoming Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Tipico Group, said, “Leading Tipico on its strong growth path, building structures and expanding the product portfolio has been a great privilege. We have thus set the stage for a prosperous future. I am proud of our collective accomplishments and look forward to remaining a part of the team and continuing to contribute to the ongoing success as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. I would like to express my gratitude to all my colleagues and the owners of Tipico for their trust and the exceptional collaboration.”

Axel Hefer was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Tipico Group in November 2023. In his role as COO, he focused on optimizing structures and processes across the group. He also has extensive experience in advancing dynamic digital companies, particularly in complex environments.

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Slott: New Trusted Player in the World of Modern Casinos

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In 2024, an innovative product joined the world of online gambling: the Slott platform. Slott is more than just another casino — it’s a fully-fledged gaming platform with its bonus engine and unique solutions that have been proven in practice. Slott was designed to offer superb gameplay and best-in-class user-centricity emphasising social interaction, community development, and a system of motivation through regular performance rewards, which guarantees continuous player involvement in the process.

The creators of Slott have set an ambitious goal: to become the leading global online casino. Slott’s mission is to revolutionise the world of online gambling by introducing a unique online gambling platform that includes seamless deposit mechanisms that uphold security and transparency. The platform provides an exciting and secure gaming environment.

Slott is now available on both desktops and mobile devices, allowing users to enjoy games wherever and whenever they want. The platform has been developed by a highly qualified and experienced team of product designers and developers to deliver its players a truly unique experience.

Slott plans to significantly expand the product variety by the end of the year; the platform expects to feature 10,000 games and cooperate with 200 providers. In addition, a sportsbook will become available, while unique in-house developed games are already available to users!

Slott started working with fiat currencies in Q2 of 2024 and has already added support for cryptocurrencies. The platform will offer betting options for gaming and casino, regular promotions and a VIP program.

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Slott is not a startup but the result of years of experience in launching casinos and developing igaming products that have been successfully operating worldwide, including in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, for many years. Slott’s creators bring their combined experience to the project, thus ensuring the reliability and prospects of the new platform.

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In 2024, an innovative product joined the world of online gambling: the Slott platform. Slott is more than just another casino — it’s a fully-fledged gaming platform with its bonus engine and unique solutions that have been proven in practice. Slott was designed to offer superb gameplay and best-in-class user-centricity emphasising social interaction, community development, and a system of motivation through regular performance rewards, which guarantees continuous player involvement in the process.

 The creators of Slott have set an ambitious goal: to become the leading global online casino. Slott’s mission is to revolutionise the world of online gambling by introducing a unique online gambling platform that includes seamless deposit mechanisms that uphold security and transparency. The platform provides an exciting and secure gaming environment.

Slott is now available on both desktops and mobile devices, allowing users to enjoy games wherever and whenever they want. The platform has been developed by a highly qualified and experienced team of product designers and developers to deliver its players a truly unique experience.

Slott plans to significantly expand the product variety by the end of the year; the platform expects to feature 10,000 games and cooperate with 200 providers. In addition, a sportsbook will become available, while unique in-house developed games are already available to users!

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Slott started working with fiat currencies in Q2 of 2024 and has already added support for cryptocurrencies. The platform will offer betting options for gaming and casino, regular promotions and a VIP program.

Slott is not a startup but the result of years of experience in launching casinos and developing igaming products that have been successfully operating worldwide, including in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, for many years. Slott’s creators bring their combined experience to the project, thus ensuring the reliability and prospects of the new platform.

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IGT CEO Global Lottery Renato Ascoli Inducted into Lottery Industry Hall of Fame

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International Game Technology PLC announced that Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Lottery, will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2024. Ascoli will be honored later this year at an event hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in conjunction with the World Lottery Summit in Paris.

“With nearly 20 years of experience serving in high-level positions in the lottery and gaming industries, Renato Ascoli is an accomplished senior executive whose leadership has been paramount in driving new business and innovation. Renato has a keen ability to identify and realize business growth opportunities, and his contributions will benefit the lottery industry for years to come. IGT congratulates Renato on his well-deserved induction into this year’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame,” Vince Sadusky, CEO of IGT, said.

“I am incredibly honored to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024. Working in the lottery industry with many great leaders and innovators has been an absolute privilege. The future of the lottery industry is bright, and I look forward to helping our customers propel the modernization of lottery worldwide while continuing to generate funds for philanthropic causes,” said Ascoli.

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In his current role, Ascoli is responsible for global lottery and iLottery sales and operations, product and sales development, and technology and support for IGT’s 90-plus lottery customers worldwide. Since the merger of GTECH and IGT in 2015, Ascoli has successfully led both the Global Lottery and Global Gaming business units for the Company. Some of the key achievements within his tenure have been launching sports betting with the Rhode Island Lottery, partnering with the Mississippi Lottery to initiate operations, deploying lottery terminals in Walmart retail stores, and rolling out IGT’s proprietary Cash Pop draw game, which is now live in over 15 jurisdictions.

Ascoli previously served as General Manager of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly known as Lottomatica Group S.p.A. and Lottomatica S.p.A.) and President of GTECH Products and Services, where he was responsible for overseeing the design, development, and delivery of state-of-the-art platforms, products, and services. Renato had also served as Head of Italian Operations in which he was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of the Company’s Italian businesses.

During his tenure leading Lottomatica, one of the largest lotteries in the world, Ascoli sustained the launch of the Gratta e Vinci (Scratch & Win) instant ticket brand in Italy. Additionally, he was instrumental in gaining the exclusive Lotto concession in Italy with a consortium led by IGT, Lottoitalia S.r.l. The Italian Lotto, and its associated games 10eLotto and MillionDAY, which are among the most popular and successful games in Italy.

The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by PGRI in 2005 as a means of honoring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.

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